Memories of MPC Theatre Company
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“Maybe Peter (although the whole
crew have been great). He lent me $ to buy my first car back when I
was right out of high school, living on my own, and struggling. Of
course, all the acting stuff helped too, but getting a genuine human
connection established and realizing that's a huge part of the
theater community made me realize I wanted to continue to be a part
"Dan beck. Gave me a
chance to be part of the hardest working part of the theater."
"It's a 4-way tie becuz at one time or another, these guys stuck out their chins for me: Morgan Stock, Peter DeBono, Andrew Craig, and last but not least (my favorite lighthouse compadre), D. Thomas Beck!"
- Michael Lojkovic
"Well, for me it would be Michael..."
- Maria Larson
"Ana (Warner) oh, i guess i'm supposed to say why: How "often do you find a good female role model who wears boots and kicks stage managerial a**?"
"Dan Beck, who has always had faith in my abilities, and who treats
me with respect and kindness."
night of Virginia Woolf (1976). At the close of the 1st act, in the
SRO, I tripped over an ottoman and split my pants from crotch to
belt loop, requiring a change in upstage blocking. In the second
act, Ken (George) collided with ...Sheila (Martha) and bloodied her
nose. A handkerchief miraculously appeared onstage, courtesy of a
front row patron. In the third act, Honey dumped a drink in her lap
and *almost* stifled a gasp at a very quiet and poignant moment. The
show went on.
When Larry W. was playing Salieri in Amadeus, Opening night during
the pastry monologue he cut a resounding fart that bounced off the
back wall. Without missing a beat completely in character he looked
at the audience, said "scusate" , and continued on. The house was
absolutely silent but we in the tech booth were on the floor in
Sad,... The night Louise Wilson didn't show up for a Sat. eve
performance and they found her dead at her home before the Sunday
matinee. RIP Louise
Jerry DeBono's show "Goin' Hollywood"
(1998). I met some people for the first time (and one in particular)
who became important individuals in my life for ever after, and whom
I cherish and hope I've been at least half as beneficial to their
lives in return.
"Paint it black and call it
pretty" was the other
My favorite 'Beckism'- "The art goes on top; until then it's
Another chestnut from Dan- "Cheap, fast, or quality- Pick two".
I could get really long winded here, though Greg reminded me of the
BekTek dictum..."Bang it to fit, Paint it to match!"
Ah yes, and the Beckisms continue with one of my favorites, "sounds
like an acting/directing/lighting problem"...
Monterey Peninsula Community Theatre Company Charitable Trust
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27 September, 2017 11:45:14